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residents failed to pass a $75 a year parcel tax. unfortunately, last year's reality is the same today. there is no money. >> it's very difficult. and we recognize that our citizenry wants fire protection services and we are going to have to figure how to do this. >> reporter: the firefighters say the other reality is these cuts could be life or death. >> our firefighter staffing went from 91 firefighters down to 72. and these cuts would bring us down to 66 firefighters on duty. in a county this size, it's unheard of. >> rert: e plan so far is to close one station july and another next year. supervisor mitchoff says she is optimistic they can find other options but dipping into the general fund might not be one of them. >> i know there is a feeling we are going to be ask to use general fund dollars and at this point, i have to weigh that against other needs in the county. >> reporter: today the budget was just up for generalization. the board of supervisors will make a final decision on it on may 14. in martinez, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> and cate tells us that she has learned that sta
. >> the board decided to close four stations last year after a parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> the u.s. postal service will sell its historic downtown berkeley building on alston way. the post office will be moved to another location as close to the current site as possible. the postal service says financial issues are forcing the sale. berkeley's mayor says he is disappointed and hopes the owners will maintain the building's historfacade >>> north vallejo little league is asking parents and relatives to leave their weapons at home. 200 little leaguers were temporarily benched last week after a noninjury shooting occurred outside in the parking lot. it happened after a father and relative got into an argument during a game. >> i know it happened this vallejo but you wouldn't think it would happen on a t-ball game with little kids playing. >> they were heartbroken. they want to play. nothing out here for them really to do positive. the only thing. >> the game is back on. a new no tolerance policy includes no violence and no weapons. >>> the california highway patrol will co
of jobs were expanded. >>> 7:47. ebay may be on the losing end of a battle over internet sales tax. the online retailer wants customers to tell federal lawmakers they oppose a to collect sales tax on internet purchases. ebay says the sales tax would hurt small businesses. but the u.s. senate overwhelmingly agreed to start debating the idea. online retailers are exempt with less than $1 million a year. >>> nevada is accused of dumping psychiatric patients in california to save money. pam cook is in our newsroom with the alarming accusations and what the city of san francisco is doing about it. >> well, a nevada state mental hospital is accused of putting psychiatric patients on greyhound buss headed for california -- buses headed for california. it doesn't stop there. the hospital in las vegas loaded up 1500 patients on buses and sent them out of state. now dennis herrera is demanding answers. >> it's very disconcerting when i think about these individuals given one-way passes on buses, no meds, food or drink. >> herrera is asking the allegations to be looked into. he says if the al
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or form. the supreme court said that if you do an internet transaction he did not have to collect taxes. for local government is a decision that will hopefully pool and $23 billion in state local taxes. there's pros and cons. i will still shop online, because i hate people. bipartisan support and the white house said if you pass it, we will approve it. it's more so the matter of when and not if. ming out wir quarterly earnings. >> they don't have a lot of competition. the department of justice have approved mergers that she wouldn't have thought would be passed. the roots are going to be more and more eliminated. they're charging full price and they're not discounting to come peak with one another. if you're an investor, i'm starting to look at them. >> was talk about five to nine plan. i agree with it for college or not. >> i would prefer that parents save for their own retirement first, but if you're wealthy and give max goes outhave maxed those out. 'a great way of saying--saving money passed deferred. i liked it but i prefer that to save it for yourself. 529 plans are really for the
sales tax would require retailers with sales of more than a million dollars to tax its shoppers. that could generate up to $23 billion a year in revenue. bay area-based ebay does not support the bill. its ceo emailed millions of users asking them to fight it. the u.s. senate began debating the bill yesterday. >>> 5:20. coming up the as did something they haven't done in almost a year. >> plus, buster posey led a giants comeback and an unlikely source finished it. >> first as we count down to opening day here's a look at the new bay bridge. we'll be right back. ,, when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> taking a check now, fine across the golden gate bridge, no metering lights, delays through the livermore valley and through dublin-pleasanton. we'll have a check of more traffic and weather together every 10 minutes here o
legislation to help states force online retailers to collect tens of billions of dollars in sales tax. a final senate vote could come by the end of the week. a campaign to raise funds to cover medical expenses for boston bombing victims and now double amputee jeff baumann has received an overwhelming response. nearly $620,000 has been raised in just six days. >>> finally, it's one thing to knowingly throw your money away in vegas, but get this. a recent audit found taxicab drivers overcharging tourists by taking them on the scenic route to and from the airport to the tune of $15 million last year. i may have been on one of those. >>> straight ahead, meet the members of the s.w.a.t. team that desended on the 19-year-old bombing suspect while he lay in that boat not knowing if he was armed or if the boat was boony trapped next. >>> the officers who arrested accused terrorist dzhokhar tsarnaev say the whole ordeal has not sunk in yet. the manhunt for tsarnaev culminated in a showdown in the backyard of a watertown home where he was hiding in a covered boat. with the help of powerful infrared surv
the coolest video we have seen in california already offers tax incentive to you if you buy a hybrid vehicle but one lawmaker wants to sweeten the pot even more. hisó[ proposal eliminate the state sales tax for anyone buying hybrid or electric vehicle. 3000 dollar savings of a green energy car. gas leap powered vehicle generate 40 percent of the state air pollution. >> great story. 13-year-old girl from fremont got an opportunity to share some of her scientific knowledge with the president today. jessica was among 30 students from across the nation who attended the third white house science fair. met the president. got firsthand look at invention that won the stem competition. that's the nation top science technology engineering and math competition. >> want you to know that you have got a whole country behind you as you pursue your dreams. and your success is going to be our success as well. >> all right? >> way to go. >>reporter: young jessica awarded for her project thaebingt uses led lights to help strengthen tired eye muscle and improve peripheral vision. how impressive is th
imgrabts if they pay a $500 back taxes and get a job. they would have to wait ten years to be eligible for a green card, three more years to be eligible for citizenship. it is a pathway to citizenship. it wrangles some like ted cruz of texas. >> any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill. >> reporter: no question the pathway to citizenship will be the most contentious part of the proposal and that is why the bipartisan gang of eight works so hard in the month leading up to the release of the plan to get influential outside groups like the chamber of commerce on board. >>> air travelers bracing for more delays this morning. the judge refused to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers.blame for severe flight delays ash the country. jill a sharyl attkisson joins us. >> reporter: the third possible delay of flight delays due to furlough of air traffic controller. the delay stretched from coast to coast. by the end of the night, l.a.x. had one of the biggest backups, nearly two hours. >> the government needs t
the four stations last year after a $75 per year parcel tax failed to pass the november ballot. >>> yesterday should have been a holiday here in the bay area. today not too far behind, right, weather-wise? >> not the banner beach day that we had yesterday but i think around the rest of the bay area the weather is going to be spectacular again. just a little bit cooler outside. fog' coastline. the winds are kicking up in spots. look at our mount vaca cam shaking in the winds this morning. we have seen gusts over 20 and 30 miles per hour inland add there is a wind advisory in some of the valleys, as well. here it is. into the delta the carquinez strait wind advisory until 2 p.m. could see some of those gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. but it is still going to be a beautiful day in most spots. the temperatures where we get those winds have warmed up even 65 degrees now in san francisco. 66 in vallejo. and 66 already in santa rosa. by the afternoon, we are back up tothe mid-80s in spots inland. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s with patchy fog at the coastline. more on your we
in new york city. new york already has the highest cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long a
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